Subject: Humash
1. Topic-
The Ten Commandments
2. Content-
Commandment #5 - Honoring and respecting your father and mother.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. To acknowledge the importance of the commandment
2. To comprehend the underlying reasons for the commandment
3. To see the connection between our parents and Hashem
4. Objectives-
1. Students will be aware that Honoring parents isn't simply a moral obligation but rather a commandment
2. Students will read text describing reasons for the commandment.
3. Students will see the clear connection between Kibud Av VaEm and Hashem.
5. Materials and Aids-
Writing utensil, handouts of text, visual picture of Luchot HaBerit
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Where does "honoring your father and mother" fit in the Ten Commandments?
2. Analogy (Imagining the moment at Har Sinai)

B. Development-

1. Each commandment is really a heading of a category in which other mitzvot fall under.
2. Based on it's location, Kibud Av VaEm can be interpreted as one of the most important of the Ten Commandments
3. Read Texts inside

C. Practice-

1. What other mitzvot would fall under the category of Honoring one's parents?
2. Difference between the first five commandments and the last five.
3. How does Kibud Av VaEm connect to Hashem?

D. Independent Practice-

1. Think about your seriousness towards this mitzvah. Can it be better knowing the deeper significance found within it?
2. Which other words of the pasuk catch your attention?

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Visual
2. Auditory
3. Logical Intelligence

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Participation
2. Reading and analyzing text
3. Quality of examples given

G. Closure-

1. Midrash portraying the beauty of the mitzvah of "Kibud Av."
2. Thank you
7. Evaluation-
1. Follow up the following day
2. Can the students relate to the idea that honoring one's parents is really honoring Hashem?
3. Do the students understand the need to keep mitzvot even though they are self-understood?

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